The Behind the Racquet with Mike Cation and Noah Rubin
The Behind the Racquet Podcast is the best glimpse you can get in to the ins and outs of professional tennis, told by its players, and voiced by Tennis Star Noah Rubin, and his podcast partner, tennis commentator Mike Cation.
In Front of Mental Health Episode 2
Our Ask Us Anything brought a great question that needed some further discussion. So Dr. Jonathan Katz, Mental Health Advisor and Performance Coach for Behind The Racquet, joins us to answer this question from Jack Wichtendahl:
How do you stay motivated for something you’re not sure is going to come back, and even it does, you know it’s not going to be the same because of the coronavirus?
Posted on 24 July 2020
Ask Us Anything...Answered!
-Has tennis helped you get through a tough period in your life?
-Jewish legacy in tennis?
We hop around quite a bit in this one, but what FANTASTIC QUESTIONS from our patreon supporters this week.
Later this week, expect an episode with Mental Health Advisor and Performance Coach Dr. Jonathan Katz, answering one of the submitted questions.
Thanks so much to our patreon supporters. You can join them, by visiting patreon.com/BehindtheRacquetPod
Posted on 20 July 2020
Your Turn: Get your questions ready
Thank you SOOOOO much to our patreon supporters, first and foremost, including those that supported this week.
On Monday, Noah is traveling to Tulsa for a non-podcast reason. But it is going to allow us to record what could be our lone in-person podcast for the rest of 2020. SOOOOOO.
It's your turn. You get to ask us anything you could possibly want.
Patreon supporters get first dibs. We'll be sending out an email on how patreon supporters can ask their questions, and then social media questions from there.
You can also email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org, or email@example.com
Posted on 13 July 2020
Rant City, Rant Rant City
This was supposed to be a week for us on positivity, and some of the things that make this sport so memorable and positive for us.
That changed with the positive Covid test for Frances Tiafoe in Atlanta.
So, this week, Mike takes the reigns to rant against the idea that so many exhibitions are having as much influence on the sport as they are.
Noah brings us home with the positivity,
Don't forget, support the podcast at patreon.com/BehindtheRacquetPod
Posted on 6 July 2020
Have we done enough, with special guest, coach Brad Stine
Lots to discuss with longtime coach Brad Stine, including how he's kept Tommy Paul focused during the pandemic, his coaching progression, and more importantly, how and whether tennis should resume.
Stine takes issue with some of the boys' points on ways to improve and improvise the sport during the pandemic, and gives insight on how the rankings might play out during the rest of the year and in to 2021.
Posted on 29 June 2020
In Front of Mental Health Episode 1
We introduce you today to Dr. Jonathan Katz, a member of the BTR team who will take us on a journey of exploring mental health in athletics.
Today, we talk about the impacts of social media on us all in the midst of the pandemic, as well as the challenges facing athletes, specifically tennis players, when they return to the field of competition.
Posted on 26 June 2020
We're playing the Open
Important to note, we had to record BEFORE Grigor Dimitrov tested positive for Covid-19. Which is too bad, as we have some damned thoughts.
But, hear Noah's surprising take on whether the Open should go on or not, and how he's combatted the Novak fans he argued with through the last week.
Posted on 22 June 2020
Behind the Scenes of the ATP's Call
Noah Rubin likes to take us Behind the Racquet, today he's taking us behind the scenes of the ATP's phone call to discuss the US Open with 400 pros. Hear details of what was discussed, and Noah's opinions on the options.
Noah's also received criticism from Novak's fam, hear why, and see if you agree.
And Mike explores regional slams just a little bit more in depth.
As always, thanks to our fantastic patreon sponsors. You can help support the pod and our future endeavours at patreon.com/BehindtheRacquetpod
Posted on 15 June 2020
Phillip Simmonds on race within the sport of Tennis
A difficult topic parsed by Noah and his longtime friend Phillip Simmonds, taking a look at race in the sport of tennis, and how it affects the players and fans.
Posted on 8 June 2020
Muzza, Nick, and Reilly...catching up on the last two weeks
Lots to catch up on for Noah and Mike, and so they hit the Muzza/Nick instagram live, Reilly Opelka's momentous and page turning interview in Racquet mag, and whether Noah will be hitting at any exos.
We also thank our incredibly kind and generous patreon donors, who have helped sustain us, literally and figuratively, the last couple months. You can donate at patreon.com/behindtheracquetpod